Best colour jewels of 2017

Bright and brilliant, Maria Doulton selects the five jewels of 2017 that use gemstone colours to their full potential for us a rainbow of uplifting hues. 

  • A cluster of colourful balloons form the Palloncini high jewellery necklace by Bulgari, each carved from amethyst, aquamarine, emerald and pink tourmalines with diamond-set ribbons streaming behind them (POA). 
  • Smooth white chalcedony has been carved in the shape of a flower in this Boghossian ring, at the heart of which sits a 1.52-carat diamond set into a 5.50-carat Paraiba tourmaline (POA). 
  • Cartier sets a majestic 140.21-carat cabochon-cut emerald amongst rows of dozens of geometrically arranged diamonds in the Résonances Hyperbole jewel, which transforms into a tiara.
  • Wallace Chan’s Birth and Blossom earrings feature two 30.88-carat emerald drops suspended from titanimun stems set with pearls, diamonds and pink sapphires that emerge from two pearls (POA).. 
  • The Yellow Diamond Colonnade Grove ring features an impressive yellow diamond that is almost obscured by the lush foliage surrounding it of rich orange mandarine garnets, tsavorites, rubies, diamonds and sapphires. 
  • Bella Hadid in a Bulgari Festa emerald necklace
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  • Lydia Courteille Sahara dung beetle ring

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